Poseidon Class Battleships

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Laid down in 1904 and completed in 1908, these four ships caused quite a stir when they appeared as Atlantis' representatives at the 1911 Coronation review. The Poseidons set the standard for future Atlantean battleship production. The heavy armour and much better steam/power production gave these ships a decided edge over their peers in other navies.

All four ships were in the Mediterranean from 1915 to 1918, based at Taranto and forming part of the Adriatic force to hold the Austro-Hungarian Navy from breaking out. The four ships served till 1925 when they were required to be scrapped under the Washington Treaty on completion of the two Zeus class battleships.

Displacement: 23,000 tons standard, 27,700 tons full load.
Dimensions: 527 x 86 x 28 feet
Machinery: 2 Shaft, Steam turbines, 34,000shp
Speed: 24.5 knots
Endurance: 6500 miles at 15 knots.
Armour: 12" belt, 2.5" deck, 12" CT, 11" turrets.
8 x 12" (4x2)
12 x 5.5" (12x1)
8 x 75mm (8x1)
Crew: 850 (915 as Flagship)




Original drawing with hull with bulges, redrawn as above.

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